The vintage Rolex Daytona is a highly sought after model originally designed to meet the needs of a professional racing driver. Named after the Daytona International Speedway in Florida, the Daytona was introduced in 1963 and was ‘the birth of a legend.’The Rolex Daytona is by far, the most popular model by the brand – it is highly robust, reliable and stylish. The design features a unique tachymetric scale that was created by Rolex, allowing drivers in the motorsport industry to measure the average speed of a distance travelled during a race or practice for up to 400 kilometers. Other distinct features that make a Daytona instantly recognisable are the three counters, and the innovative dial and bezel.
In 2016, collectors and fans of the brand caused a commotion when Rolex unforgettably designed and released a Cosmograph Daytona with a much lower price tag of just £8,250 – which sold out almost immediately. The Cosmograph is well equipped and is a fantastic price for such an intricate watch featuring Rolex’s in-house automatic calibre 4130 and a high-tech Cerachrom ceramic bezel - if you managed to get your hands on one of these beautiful and well-designed models, be sure never to let it go.
A brand new Rolex Daytona has a lengthy three to five year waiting list due to being in such high demand by collectors, racing drivers and celebrities. Vintage Daytona watches are few and far between. Their rarity is due to collectors keeping their hands on them for a lifetime. Luckily for us, we at Open for Vintage have a handful of stunning Rolex Daytona vintage designs available for men in Rose gold, white gold, oyster and stainless steel
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